A good run-out for the South-East Asians...Eintracht Frankfurt of Germany proved to be too good for Vietnam when they beat the ASEAN champions 2-0 in the match that was played at the My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi.
The Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) organised the match as part of the 1,000th anniversary celebration of the city of of Hanoi this October and also the 35th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Germany.
Eintracht, tenth in the Bundesliga, made full use of their physical strength and controlled the match right from the start with Salim Teber testing Vietnam goal keeper Hong Son but the ball hit the cross bar.
The German side kept poking holes in the Vietnamese backline and were soon on top.
It was the hosts, missing a number of regular starters, who almost found the lead with seconds remaining of the first half but a penalty taken by Quang Hai failed to beat Eintracht goalie Oka Nikolov saved.
Eintracht bid their time after the break before finding the back of the net off captain Alexander Meier in the 70th minute and Halil Altintop two minutes later.
Eintracht Frankfurt was established in 1899 and won the European Cup in 1980.